Use of E-Resources by UG and PG Students in SDVS Sangh's Shri LK Khot College of Commerce, Sankeshwar

Use of E-Resources by UG and PG Students in SDVS Sangh's Shri LK Khot College of Commerce, Sankeshwar

Shashikumara Hatti (National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India), Kantappa Chavan (SDVS Sangh's Shri LK Khot College of Commerce, Sankeshwar, India), and Satishkumar Naikar (Knowledge Resource Centre, D Y Patil University (Deemed), Navi Mumbai, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-4755-0.ch019
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The E-Resources have become integral part of collection development policy of libraries in the recent years. The current study was conducted to find out the use of electronic resources by the students in the S.D.V.S Sangh's Shri L. K. Khot College of Commerce, Sankeshwar. Objectives of this study is to determine the frequency of utilization, users while using electronic resources, to identify the purpose of use, and to find out the format which users usually prefer. The data was collected with the help of online survey based questionnaire and analysed by simple statistical method. According to the main findings of this research the students seems to be very interested in using electronic resources as it is one of their basic daily informational requirements because they use electronic resources for class assignments and to get updates about their related field. Besides this they also need to get trained for an effective use of these resources.
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Library collections and information sources are available for lending or reference purposes. They are a hub of mines of knowledge and therefore a central and integral part of academic life (Rao, 2011). The first library were consisting of clay tablets dating back nearly 5000 years. This gradually has been replaced by paper and printed books (Bothma et al., 2014). Library and information centers are an integral part of any educational institution, which act as a resource center for teaching and learning activities where students, educators, and researchers can have access to information according to their needs. Requirements for conventional libraries, customers should spend plenty of extra time seeking out a specific piece of facts and have to depend more often than not on the professional library relate to modern libraries.

Advances in computer applications during the past few decades have brought radical changes in the method Information is gathered, store method has delivered various manufacture and services according to the scene. The web area additionally the net location one continuously influencing the improvement of recent modes concerning intellectual communication; theirs main because of delivering products is kind regarding huge, as like he win correctly the geographical limitations related with the medium. Further, the allocation day within production e-book or its delivery has been notably reduced. The web can also remain used because of environment-friendly retrieval or assembly statistics needs. Libraries bear witnessed a worthy variation within the latest years ever in their collection improvement than their service structure. Over the remaining many years, an important transformation has been observed in assortment improvement policies then practices. Print average is an increasing number of grant access by the digital structure over materials.

Advances among information technology, move for data carriers in imitation of repackaging then grow change product, call regarding users by possessing effortless in conformity with search, browse, retrieve yet utilizes mode regarding characteristic taken non impress information sources every conduct by the modern trend regarding hybrid libraries. In certain libraries equal concerning the structure then format, content is acquired, processed then serviced. It's hard after suppose about too people libraries while not partial content between digital formats remains such the unrestricted CD-ROMs that go together magazines and books. Within the action on greater learning than research libraries, the dependence regarding e-resources is growing rapidly in the final 5 years Digital assets are the digital representation of records. There are offered in various forms like e-books, digital libraries, online magazine mags, e-mastering tutors, and online checks. Because of the powerful presentation with the multimedia machine tool, those e-assets have ended up as the source of records. Digital resources supply the gathering of statistics as full-text databases, e-journals, image collections, multimedia gadgets within the shape of CD, tape, internet, internet era, and many others. E-assets might also include e-journals, e-discussions, e-information, data information, electronic mail online chatting, etc. Can be referred to as e-sources. Electronic data source region unit a massive range of product going from digital periodicals to CD-ROMs, from the list to databases, they all have a trendy characteristic of having used and a few time modified by using a computer.

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E-Resources: Electronic resources form one of many formats that the Library collects to support its universal collections. Electronic resources include websites, online databases, e-journals, e-books, and physical carriers in all formats, whether free or fee-based, required to support research in the subject covered, and maybe audio, visual, and/or text files.

Electronic Databases: database, also called an electronic database, is any collection of data, or information, which is specially organized for rapid search and retrieval by a computer. Databases are structured to facilitate the storage, retrieval, modification, and deletion of data in conjunction with various data-processing operations.

Institutional Repositories: An institutional repository is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution.

E-Journals: An electronic journal is a periodical publication that is published in electronic format, usually on the Internet. Electronic journals have several advantages over traditional printed journals: You can search the contents pages and/or the full text of journals to find articles on a certain subject.

Digital Libraries: A digital library, also called an online library, an internet library, a digital repository, or a digital collection is an online database of digital objects that can include text, still images, audio, video, digital documents, or other digital media formats or a library accessible through the internet.

Electronic Information Resources: Have become one of the most essential for all activities aspects of information in the current era of information and communication technology. E-resources can be very helpful to the users in available information and knowledge services; e-resources have confidently conventional themselves as essential resources for libraries and their users in the current perspective.

OPAC: An OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is an online bibliography of a library collection that is available to the public. OPACs developed as stand-alone online catalogs, often from VT100 terminals to a mainframe library catalog.

E-books: E-book, in a full electronic book, the digital file containing a body of text and images suitable for distributing electronically and displaying on-screen like a printed book.

College Libraries: Academic library refers to a library that supports a college or university. Colleges and universities may have more than one library. Find out how academic libraries are different than school and public libraries.

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